When Aston Martin announced it was working in with Italian design house Zagato on a new project it got car fans everywhere excited. Now that the end result has been unveiled we can confirm that the new machine is a dead set stunner.
Named the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, this elegantly-curved beauty has been debuted at Italy’s Lake Como on the way to last weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este. Built in celebration of a 50-year long working relationship between Aston Martin and Zagato, the new model draws inspiration from its classic 1961 DB4 GT ancestor.
Apparently, the V12 Zagato takes design cues from not just the DB4GT, but also the other collaborations including DB7 Zagato and V8 Vantage Zagato cars. Finished with a subtle double-bubble roof the hand-crafted aluminum body is painted in a deep shade of blood orange.
“The V12 Zagato is an elegant yet brutal design which reflects the great balance between race performance and pure Aston Martin style,” said Aston Martin director of design Marek Reichmann. “The original DB4GT Zagato was a true icon, powerful and graceful; the new design is a true representation of the spirit of DB4GT Zagato,” he continued.
Based on Aston’s V12 Vantage, the new Zagato is powered by the same 5.9 litre V12 engine which thumps out 380kW of power and 570Nm of torque. However, significant weight-reduction measures make it faster than the standard V12 Vantage with performance figures quoted at under 4 seconds for the 0-100kph sprint – compared to the Vantage’s 4.2 second sprint.
Aston Martin will compete two of the cars in endurance racer trim at the upcoming Nurburgring 24 hour race, but there will also be a limited run of road going V12 Zagatos as well.
Expect exact production numbers, pricing and specification to be released shortly.
Check out images and a video clip of the Aston Martin V12 Zagato below.